Friday, November 17, 2017

Thankful with June

Hello Quick Quotes fans! June here today with a fun and colorful ink stamping technique.

I love playing with Quick Quotes' PowderPuff Chalking Inks. For this card I stamped different colored inks on top of each other for this fabulous variegated look. Perfect for making fall leaves.


 
It was fun layering the inks and using different combinations of yellow, orange and red PowderPuff Chalking inks to create unique, colorful leaves using the same stamp. I used a stamp positioner (a Misti tool would also work well) and, starting with the lightest, stamped different shades of color on top of each other 3-4 times.



I love the depth and tones this technique creates.



The sentiment was stamped 3 times with PowderPuff Mocha Mama ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I then added gold Color Shine splatters, sequins and ribbon.



To finish off the card, the leaf panel was matted on brown and gold cardstock and then added to the Sonta 100 card base, which was chalked with PowderPuff Mocha Mama Chalk Ink.



Quick Quotes Products:
Sonata paper 100
PowderPuff Chalking Inks: Mocha Mama, Lemon SorbetButtercup, Desert Sun, Terra Cotta, Orange Slice, Lipstick and Barn Board

Happy Thanksgiving and thanks for stopping by!
-June
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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Great Fall Inspiration with Susie!

Hello and welcome! Susie hosting the blog today and I am enjoying the Fall Colors Challenge this month! Today I have a layout to share that features background paper from the Serenade Collection.

 
My first project this month was a CAS card and I loved the way the leaves turned out so I made a whole pile! (The original post is HERE for details on how to make your own leaves with Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalking Inks!)


Once the leaves were ready I added 3D Zots on the back to give them lots of dimension... 

 
...and then just arranged them into a wreath on my background paper.


I tucked in a die cut sentiment sticker and sprinkled amber and smokey brown rhinestones amongst the foliage. Also take a peek at the subtle detail on the background paper. It looks like it has been stenciled and Quick Quotes has done all the collage work for you! 

 
All together it created a beautiful frame for this photo from a memorable hike with good friends!

 
I hope you will play along with the Fall Colors Challenge - you have until the 25th to submit an entry! Check out all the details HERE.

Quick Quotes Supplies:
Serenade - 105
Anchors Aweigh 103
PowderPuff Chalking Inks: Lipstick, Clay, Terra Cotta, Desert Sun, Barn Board Whistlin' Dixie Die Cut Stickers

Other Supplies
Leaf dies - BoBunny
Spellbinders
Therm O Web 3D Zots
Want2Scrap 72 Count Rhinestones: Amber and Smokey Brown

Thanks for stopping by!
~ Susie
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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

November Club Q Inspiration with Kathi

Hi, it's Kathi today to host the blog. Thanks for joining me today, I took the contents of the November Club Q and wanted to share my creations.


  • 2 Single 12 x 12 Scrapbook Layouts
  • 12  Christmas Cards
  • 1 Mini Album
The Christmas cards I used the quotes to create the front of the cards. Three of the cards have duplicate quotes, they are designed somewhat different.

Layout 1 (on the left) I used the circles as photo mats, added "Happy Beyond Measure" backed with white cardstock, then matted on the patterned paper. I used the light weight chipboard backed by the coordinating patterned paper.


Layout 2 (on the right) I used the cut out "Today I Am So Thankful" sentiment as my focal point, cutting leaves to add to the center of the semi-circle. I then added green bling and green and orange dots  around the semicircle.

I added a cascading waterfall photo mat under the word thankful.


Inside of mini album I used a quote from the kit, die cut winter sleigh filled with presents.


Quick Quotes Supplies:
November Q Club Kits (Altered Kit and Page Layouts Kit)

Thanks for stopping by.
Kathi


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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Holiday Inspiration with Club Q!

Hello crafty friends, Martha Lucia here with a bunch of cards that I made using November Club Q.

OMG! This month´s Club Q has plenty of material to make fabulous and quick Christmas cards and if you are like me that like to create your own version, these Kits are for you!

Christmas Cards with Club Q

For my cards I only used one and a half kits. I used some of the laser prints and some of the pre-die cuts and the cardstock included on the kit with my own die cuts. I made five different cards and I have enough material to make at least three more cards.

Christmas Cards with Club Q

On this card I used one of the pre-cut laser designs to decorate the inside. I combined the different colors of decorated paper that are perfect for the season and with a white space from the laser prints, I cut the loopy rectangle die cut from Gina Marie Designs, that is the mat of the sentiment.

Christmas Cards with Club Q

Inside the card is the layering tree decorated with the pearls included on the Club Q Kit and a tiny laser cut on top, also included.

Christmas Cards with Club Q

I pasted all the layers using double sided foam tape to have dimensions on my card and make it more special. My next card also includes a laser print. I cut it with a cross stitched die cut from Gina Marie Designs, but I had to re-size it because the print was a little small.

Christmas Cards with Club Q

To embellish this card I used the black and white ribbon and some rhinestones included on the kit.

Christmas Cards with Club Q
 
The message of this card comes from a banner included on the Club Q Kit that I cut in half. I just created different layers and decorated on top with some rhinestones included on the kit and added a few loops of red and white bakers twine from my stash. To give a different touch to this card I rounded the right side corners.
 
Christmas Cards with Club Q
 
Can you believe that all every piece of this card is included on the kit and it is totally different from the original proposed models?

My variation was using a Rectangle Loopy Die Cut from Gina Marie Designs as second layer. Then I just re-sized layers and embellished with some rhinestones and added a tiny red banner from scraps with staples.
 
Christmas Cards with Club Q
 
All the laser prints included on the Club Q are square or rectangle. I decided to change the form of one of them and convert it in a snow globe and here is the result.

Another card totally different, with a great color combo and fantastic sentiment!!! I really enjoyed November Club Q and I hope you too. I am not good at following creative rules always and this month I am totally happy with this!!!
 
See you soon!
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Monday, November 13, 2017

Club Q Inspiration with Connie!

Hi, Connie here with a scrapbook page and a fun technique. I will be using supplies left over from the October Club Q Kit by Quick Quotes. The kit is full and will easily make more projects than it is designed to do.


I was having a hard time fitting all the photos, that I wanted to use, and the focal picture plus saving the giraffe looking so cute, in the corner, so this is what I decided on ~ cutting the focal picture to make room for the photo strip.

 
The picture was perfect for this technique, nothing was lost from the focal photo.

 
The photos were printed out on my Canon iP8720, by re-sizing them to 2" x 3" making it possible to print two on a 4" x 6" sheet of photo paper.  They were then trimmed and pieced together making the photo strip.  Perfect for going right down the side of the focal photo.


Quick Quotes Supplies:
October Club Q Kits
Sonata Collection (exclusive to Club Q October Kit)
49 Shades of Grey - 104 
49 Shades of Grey - Die Cut Stickers
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Midnight ConfessionsSky Blue and Sunset.
Canon Products:
Canon iP8720 Printer
Canon Photo Paper

Other Products:
Buttons Galore and More
Rubber Stamps
Scrapbook Adhesives Dimensional Foam Squares

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer / DT Member
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Friday, November 10, 2017

Use that Stash with Kathi!

Welcome, it's Kathi hosting the blog and thanks for joining me today.

Today I am sharing two single 12 X 12 layouts. Each layout has memorabilia. Page 1 is a layout of the 1973 Inaugural parade. A town in Northern Idaho - Lewiston Idaho was invited to participate in the inaugural parade. It was my junior year of high school. The large photo is of the entire marching band, drill team and dance squad." The memorabilia is the flyer of the inaugural parade which flips up to reveal the rest of the photo's.


The paper lines used are older paper lines from my stash, Andrew Avenue and Julie Je T'aime.


Lewiston Senior High
Bengal Tiger's 

The photo of the tiger was one of the displays at the Smithsonian Museum. 


We toured the Capital, the Washington Monument and the White House.
 

We ended out trip in the big apple "New York City".


Close up of the flyer.

Layout #2
 
This layout was our 40 year reunion 1974 - 2014

My tassels from graduation, a mini copy of my graduation announcement.
Also photos from graduation night, and the front of the high school.




Quick Quotes Supplies:
Andrew Avenue
Julie Je t'amine

Other Supplies:
BoBunny: Glitter Paste
Roses: Kraft Supplies 4 U
Embellishments from my stash

Thanks for stopping by today.
~ Kathi


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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Quick Quotes Mini Reserve with Alicia

Good morning Quick Quotes readers, Alicia here today with a recap of my experience at the Quick Quotes Mini Reserve in the Atlanta area.  I usually attend the event in Toledo which is closest to my home.  However, this year I went to the Atlanta event.  I am from Georgia and this location allowed me to have a weekend getaway with my sister.  It was even more fun that usual with her and now she is hooked! She plans on going to the one day event at the same location in the spring
Check out all the Quick Quotes Kits from the weekend's classes.  Quick Quotes Page Kits are awesome but I always look forward to the altered kits. 

I have taken a picture of each one of these unique and beautiful kits and one of the full size album and layout kits. I was thrilled to use the die cut from the album insert project to create a template (Patsy's suggestion) for a paper cover for the three hole side of pocket pages!  I plan on using this again and again.



As mentioned above I was lucky enough to take my classes from Patsy Gaut, the creative mind behind Quick Quotes.  I had taken classes from her years ago before I joined the design team.  She is amazingly funny and informative.
 

My sister has been a crafter for quite a while but as we all know family sometimes prevents Mom's from pursuing their own interest, at times for years. 
 
That being said, my sister had not been to an event in a very long time but she got right back into the groove. Check out our different versions of the page kit.  She has all girls so she decided to ink up her chipboard lighter.  I love how versatile Quick Quotes Page Kits can be once assembled.

Here are some photos of my sister and another alternative version of a page kit.  Also photos of us, our table mates and the volunteers. These classes can't run without these ladies, if ever you want assist with an event, Quick Quotes makes it worthwhile.


Here's one final picture of all my goodies with which I came home.  So many kits, lots of product from the crop and prizes, prizes, prizes!




Thanks so much for stopping by today! Don't forget to plan a Quick Quotes Event or Workshop in 2018!  It is worth every penny and if you can bring along a friend, it is a guaranteed great time.
 

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Holiday Tags for the Family with June!

Hello Quick Quotes Fans!

June here today with a great family project. With the holidays around the corner, it is time to start the preparations. The new Serenade collection is prefect for the holidays with all the reds, greens and pretty blues.

Creating tags using Quick Quotes products is easy, entertaining and a great way to involve the whole family in a creative project.


I started by die cutting tags and Christmas themed objects from the Quick Quotes Serenade papers. I also set out PowderPuff Chalking inks, ribbon, glue, gems, Stickles and a Christmas stamp set.


Next, I got my family together and we started creating. It was so fun watching them dive in and start playing. They even got into edging with the PowderPuff Chalk Inks!


Of course, I had to join in too!



Here are the finished tags:





Quick Quotes Products:
Serenade: 101, 102, 103 and 105
PowderPuff Chalking Inks: Green Leaf, Barn Board, Coal Miner and Baja Blue

Other Products:
Memory Box: Stitched Circle Trees die
Lawn Fawn: Circle tag and snowflake dies
The Cat's Pajama's: Poinsettia dies
Taylored Expressions: deer die
My Favorite Things: Trim A Tree Stamp set

Hope you are inspired to create some beautiful tags with your loved ones, and thanks for stopping by.
~ June

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Monday, November 6, 2017

Inking Techniques with Susie!

Hello and welcome! 

Susie hosting the blog today and I am playing along with our challenge for the month of November:  "Fall Colors"!  I created this Clean And Simple (CAS) card by combining Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalking Ink with some leaf dies. 


I started with a piece of paper from the Anchors Aweigh Collection and 5 different colors of PowderPuff Chalking Inks: Terra Cotta, Clay, Lipstick, Barn Board, and Desert Sun. I used a piece of the same paper as the background for this picture so that you can see how much richer and varied the color is after I blended all the inks.


Next I die cut the leaves. 

These particular dies allow for embossing to add some detail...


...but you can really see the veins in the leaf after I lightly swiped the Clay ink across the surface!


I also inked the edges of the finished leaves and took a little time to bend and curve them...


...before adhering them to the card with dimensional adhesive.


I love how they turned out!  

I am definitely going to make more for another project later this month!

 

I hope you will play along with our Fall Colors Challenge this month. There is a yummy prize to be won! Check out all the details HERE.

Quick Quotes Supplies:
PowderPuff Chalking Ink: Lipstick, Clay, Terra Cotta, Desert Sun and Barn Board
Anchors Aweigh 103

Other Supplies:  
BoBunny Leaf Die 
Therm O Web 3D Zots 
Mason Row PEGZ Stamp 
Cardstock 

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!
 ~ Susie
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